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Private giving to Ohio University exceeds $29 million in fiscal year 2019 By Angela Woodward Aug 23

More than 15,000 donors made gifts to the University last fiscal year—including 8,638 alumni and 573 OHIO employees. Read More

OHIO’s 2019 Black Alumni Reunion kicks off Sept. 12 By Angela Woodward Aug 19

Find out what’s in store, who will be honored, and which special guests will be returning to Ohio University for the 2019 Black Alumni Reunion, to be held Sept. 12-15 on the Athens Campus. Read More

Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity celebrating a century of brotherhood, service By Angela Woodward Aug 19

OHIO’s 2019 Black Alumni Reunion will include a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity’s Phi Chapter. Read More

Engineering technology and management alumnus honors late wife with nursing scholarship By Angela Woodward Aug 16

Kyle Michalek turned tragedy into hope when he announced a gift that will establish a $100,000 scholarship endowment in Ohio University’s School of Nursing in memory of his wife. Read More

Registration opens for 2019 Homecoming Parade By Angela Woodward Aug 16

Members of the Ohio University and surrounding communities are invited to play a special role in the 2019 Homecoming Parade, scheduled for Oct. 12, by showcasing their Bobcat Pride with spirited floats and banners. Read More

OHIO alumna McGee Brown named to 2019 most influential women in corporate America list By Laura Alloway Aug 06

Yvette McGee Brown, a 1982 Ohio University graduate and member of the Voinovich School Public Affairs Advisory Committee, has been named to Savoy Magazine’s 2019 Most Influential Women in Corporate America list. Read More

Alumna’s training, compassion filling vital need in Haitian schools By Angela Woodward Aug 01

Audiologist Vanessa Lee is preparing for her fourth trip to Haiti where she provides hearing screenings to children in several rural schools. Read More

Bobcats helping Bobcats: The legacy of the Blackburn-Spencer Fund By Angela Woodward Jul 31

What began as an idea between two student leaders has since generated enough revenue to help support Bobcats for the past 40 years. Read More

Ohio University Eastern remembers Dean E.R. Bovenizer By EJ Schodzinski Jul 26

It is not often the case, but on some rare and special occasions, an individual can come into a particular situation and transform the events that will result in a series of life-changing outcomes.  The arrival of Dr. E.R. Bovenizer as Dean of then Ohio University Belmont in 1957 was one such occasion.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Dean Bovenizer, the first administrator of the regional campus known today as Ohio University Eastern, passed away recently at Park Health Center in St. Clairsville.  He was widely known throughout the community as a strong advocate for higher education from his beginnings as founder of the campus. Read More

A romantic gesture over 70 years ago sparks lineage of teachers and OHIO alumni Tony Meale Jul 23

In the late-1940s, John Hess was bussing tables in Lindley Hall cafeteria when he looked up and noticed fellow Ohio University undergraduate Nora Tighe, who was pursuing a degree from the college of education. John, who served in World War II and was attending OHIO through the GI Bill, was instantly smitten. She was not so easily won over, so he pursued her. That pursuit involved carving “Nora” and “John” into a stone wall near Baker Center. Fortunately, John saw his efforts rewarded. Read More

Record number of alumni connecting with future Bobcats through VAAN programs By Angela Woodward Jul 19

A record number of Ohio University graduates are helping to recruit the next generation of Bobcats through the Volunteer Alumni Admissions Network (VAAN). Read More

Roll out the green carpet for incoming students with ‘Welcome to OHIO’ packages By Angela Woodward Jul 19

The packages feature everyday items designed to support students on their college journey while celebrating their Bobcat pride. Read More

Appalachian Scholars alumni reflect on OHIO journey, program’s impact By Angela Woodward Jul 18

Ohio Today news recently caught up with four Appalachian Scholars alumni who are making a difference in their respective communities. Read More

Alumni Association announces new board members By Angela Woodward Jul 18

Three OHIO graduates are entering a new phase of giving to their alma mater, becoming the latest Bobcats to serve on the Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors. Read More

Four generations of teachers graduated from OHIO’s College of Education Tony Meale Jul 16

Some teachers are called to the profession. Others, well, it’s in their blood. Madison Weininger, a fourth-generation Teacher Education graduate from Ohio University, falls in the latter category. Her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother all received teaching degrees from OHIO. Read More